Men's Soccer Shuts Out Fordham, 2-0
Aug. 31, 2014
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Sophomore Isaac Normesinu and freshman Len Zeugner scored goals as the Boston College men's soccer team shut out Fordham, 2-0, on Sunday afternoon at Harvard's Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium.
They were the first goals of the year for each player and it was Zeugner's first of his collegiate career. Sophomore Ado Kawuba assisted on Normesinu's goal while seniors Cole DeNormandie and Diego Medina-Mendez were credited with assists on the second score.
Junior Alex Kapp made one save in goal for his first career clean sheet.
The Eagles dominated possession for the full 90 minutes, holding an 18-4 shot advantage and taking 11 corners to Fordham's zero.
BC got on the board in the 19th minute as Kawuba handled the ball on the left side. He sent in a cross to the right side of the box to an awaiting Normesinu. He handled it with a defender on him and took a shot on goal, but Fordham keeper Sean Brailey made the initial stop. The rebound fell right back to Normesinu's foot and he put it in the back of the net to put BC ahead, 1-0.
The Eagles nearly scored again with 1:23 left in the half when sophomore Zeiko Lewis stole an errant pass in the midfield. He drove down the middle and sent a pass to Medina-Mendez who was streaking down the left side. Medina-Mendez took aim at the net, but Brailey came off his line and stopped the shot to keep the BC lead at one.
Midway through the second half, junior Derrick Boateng made a nifty lob pass to classmate Phil Sandgren who stayed onsides. Sandgren had an open path to the keeper and he tried to lift a shot over Brailey, but he made the save to keep the BC lead at one.
Fordham's best chance to score came with 21 minutes left in the game. Following a BC foul near the right corner, Andrew Hickey took the free kick and sent a ball into the box. Jon Agostino was able to head it toward goal, but the shot sailed over the crossbar.
BC put the game away in the 74th minute with Zeugner's goal. DeNormandie and Medina-Mendez shifted the ball from the right side to the left and found Zeugner at the top of the box. He fired from 14 yards out and found the back of the net to double the BC lead.
Brailey was credited with seven saves for the Rams (0-2-0).
Boston College is back in action on Thursday night when it travels to Quinnipiac.